In this booklet, the cases covered represent a diversity of issues pertaining to the safety and security of women and girls of all ages. The goal is to offer a variety of examples of survivors and the mechanisms and mediums they utilized in order to overcome compound forms of violence and abuse. Each individual case highlights a particular subset of crimes against women: rape; dowry harassment; child marriage; and stalking.
An overwhelming majority of survivors of violence and abuse are unaware of their basic rights and the kinds of protection available through legal intervention. When such women and their families visit Jagori, the counseling centre facilitates timely resolution of the issue by providing either direct guidance to the implicated parties, assisting with the filing of an FIR, or referring the victim to another NGO, lawyer or alternative source of mediation.